We work with local schools, both middle and high school, as well as our own Drexel communities to make STEM and CS approachable. Because we are students, we know how other students want to learn and discover.
How tech works can be scary and confusing. We make it fun and approachable for students of all ages!
Gaming is huge for kids both young and old. We using gaming as a medium to share this passion of technology and make it approachable.
Dan, founder of DUCSTeach, gets an assignment for Intro to Computer Science, CS 164, that requires him and his fellow honors students to either start their freshman design project of their civic engagement requirement. He chose the latter.
Dan and a group of freshmen CS majors join forces with St. Francis de Sales to help their school be more technically savvy.
DUCSTeach finishes the student organization process, becomes an official student organization. Here's our original cabinet:
President - Dan Ziegler
Vice President - Alliy Frauenpreis
Treasurer - Johanna Oberto
Event Coordinator - Orcel Kounga
DUCSTeach forms a partnership with the McMichael school for an after-school STEM program.
A partnership with DUCSTeach and the District Attorney of Philadelphia was born. The goal of the Game Changers program was to work with Philadelphia School District to entice at-risk truant youth to stay in school through an after-school program to teach them about techology and how games work.
After starting the program back in 2013, the DUCSTeach organization was retired. The program lives on within the College of Computing and Informatics, not by name, but by spirit, through community programs run by the Dean's Ambassadors as well as other staff members. While it's sad to see the program come to a close, it provided a meaningful start to the interest of computers to hundreds of students throughout the years. On behalf of Dan Ziegler and all of the student officers past and present, thank you for your support and to all of the students and partners who made this program possible.